Miley Cyrus and Taran Killam get ready for 'Saturday Night Live'.

Miley Cyrus and Taran Killam get ready for 'Saturday Night Live'.

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Recap: 'Saturday Night Live' - Miley Cyrus

The pop sensation/lightning rod returns to host the show.

Miley Cyrus is the host and musical guest for tonight’s episode of “Saturday Night Live”. And I’m here with a bold prediction: This will be terrible…unless it’s incredible…unless it’s pretty much as tepid as most episodes. Of this, we can be sure! 

Look, it’s fun to talk about Cyrus’ new public persona, and her choice of outfits and/or dance moves, but all that is as unimportant as what any other star brings to the table. When she hosted two years ago, she did just fine: She was game for all sorts of sketches, excelled in a few, and was let down by the writing in others. Sound familiar? It should, since that describes 90% of the hosts that the show gets. That Cyrus is arriving at a point in which there’s never been more ink (virtual and real) spilled about her mental state works in the favor of “Saturday Night Live” as a driver of headlines. But it’s not inconceivable that she’ll be a perfectly fine host who may lick a sledgehammer when it’s time to sing but play by the company rules when the comedy light is on.
 
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Tommy Flanagan and Charlie Hunnam in 'Sons of Anarchy'

Chibs (Tommy Flanagan) is concerned about Jax (Charlie Hunnam) on "Sons of Anarchy"

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'Sons of Anarchy' recap: 'Wolfsangel' ups the body count

Multiple deaths aren't enough to justify another flabby 90-minute episode

Everything that happens in this week's "Sons of Anarchy" could've been condensed into a pretty solid hour of TV. So why did "Wolfsangel" have to be yet another unnecessarily bloated 90 minute episode?

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Nicole Beharie in 'Sleepy Hollow'

Nicole Beharie in 'Sleepy Hollow'

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'Sleepy Hollow' recap: 'For the Triumph of Evil'

A creepy 'Nightmare On Elm Street'-esque episode delves into Abbie's past with mixed results

Should we judge "Sleepy Hollow" by the monster of the week or the mythology of the week? It's still an open question in these early stages, as the show finds its way and figures out how to strike the right balance.

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Tina Fey and Arcade Fire prepare for this week's 'Saturday Night Live' premiere.

Tina Fey and Arcade Fire prepare for this week's 'Saturday Night Live' premiere.

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Recap: 'Saturday Night Live' – Tina Fey and Arcade Fire

The thirty-ninth season starts with a familiar face as host and a slew of unknown faces along for the ride.

First of all, welcome back to another season of “Saturday Night Live” recaps! Second of all, sorry about the promotional photo to the left of this paragraph and the nightmares it will undoubtedly inspire. That’s on NBC, not us.

There are many changes in the air as the show starts its thirty-ninth season, with six new cast members, a host of departing ones, and the latest round of “the show isn’t as good as it used to be” swirling around it like vultures who haven’t found a new or interesting thing to say about the show in decades. No one knows if the show will be better or worse this season. But it will absolutely, positively be different. And “different” is often good when it comes to “SNL”. Change is built into the show’s DNA, and there’s no reason to think that the departures of Bill Hader, Jason Sudeikis, Fred Armisen, and (later this season) Seth Meyers will finally kill the show. If “The Californians” couldn’t kill this show, nothing can.
 
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Ron Perlman in 'Sons of Anarchy'

Clay (Ron Perlman) survives yet again on 'Sons of Anarchy'

'Sons of Anarchy' recap: 'Poenitentia'

Clay takes his chances in prison, Toric takes a turn for the worse, and Tig lands in hot water

The problem with trying to keep a show like "Sons of Anarchy" interesting after six seasons is that viewers start to feel like they've seen it all before. A crooked cop who's no better than the MC? A mother who'll do anything to get her kid(s) back? A member of the MC facing almost certain death right before the credits roll? We've been down these roads before.

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John Cho in 'Sleepy Hollow'

Andy Dunn (John Cho) has a real pain in the neck in week two of 'Sleepy Hollow'

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'Sleepy Hollow' recap: Good witch, bad witch in 'Blood Moon'

How did FOX's crazy surprise hit stack up in week two?

We got a good sense of exactly what kind of wackadoodle show "Sleepy Hollow" aspires to be from last week's surprisingly highly rated pilot, but now comes the real test. Did enough viewers like what they saw to tune in for week two, and will the events of the second episode keep them hooked?

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'Saturday Night Live': 10 things that excite and scare us about the new season

'Saturday Night Live': 10 things that excite and scare us about the new season

How are things looking after a summer of change?

 

With a new season of "Saturday Night Live" ahead of us, plenty of questions remain about the upcoming year. The revolving door at 30 Rockefeller Center has seen a bevy of activity, with old cast members leaving and a half-dozen new ones entering. In all this chaos, what can we expect from the show’s thirty-ninth season? Here are ten storylines that will define this season. Some are positive. Some are negative. But all will have an impact when "Saturday Night Live" premieres on September 28.

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"Big Brother"

 "Big Brother"

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'Big Brother' finale recap: Who will win the big money?

Andy, Gina Marie and Spencer battle for half a million bucks

Tonight's the night! This isn't the final three I expected (it never is) but it's still going to be interesting to see how this plays out. I don't envy the members of the jury house, as each of these players is so different they will not only have to decide on who had the better game, but they will have to define what they consider good (or at least winning) game play in the first place. 

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Charlie Hunnam and Jimmy Smits in 'Sons of Anarchy'

Charlie Hunnam as Jax and Jimmy Smits as Nero in 'Sons of Anarchy'

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'Sons of Anarchy' recap: 'One One Six'

SAMCRO's solution to tragic violence is even more violence

If last week's controversial and divisive school shooting twist was meant to spur any soul-searching among the "Sons of Anarchy" crew it wasn't evident this week.

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"Big Brother"

"Big Brother"

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'Big Brother' recap: The final three remember the good old times

It's a flashback-o-rama in this clip-centric episode

So, our final three is Andy, Spencer and Gina Marie. Who deserves to win? Good question. I think who you're rooting for at this point just depends on what you consider strong game play. Or, if you don't think any of them demonstrated exactly that, maybe you just toss up your hands in despair or pick a name out of a hat or something.

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